22 must read books

  1. A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson (This book will make you laugh out loud as you read it, people will stare)
  2. Dark Star Safari – Paul Theroux
  3. Acts of Faith – Philip Caputo (An amazing novel about NGO workers in Sudan)
  4. Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling (Need I say more?)
  5. The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins (Reading this right now, on the 2nd book, can’t put it down)
  6. The Ragamuffin Gospel – Brennan Manning
  7. An Arrow Pointing to Heaven – James Bryan Smith (A biography about the life of Rich Mullins)
  8. Land of a Thousand Hills – Rosamond Halsey Carr (She lived in Rwanda for 40 plus years and I had tea with her in her home by Lake Kivu)
  9. Shake Hands with the Devil – Romeo Dallaire (Written by the head of the UN forces in Rwanda during the genocide)
  10. We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow we will be killed with our families – Philip Gourevitch
  11. In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson
  12. Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving (Probably my favorite novel that I’ve ever read)
  13. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  14. It – Stephen King (This book will scare you)
  15. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway (I went through a Hemingway phase, loved all his books, but this one made the list)
  16. On the Road – Jack Kerouac (For many years I wanted to be Sal Paradise)
  17. The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman (Graphic novel series, not finished yet so new comics are still coming out)
  18. Through Painted Deserts – Donald Miller (Better than Blue Like Jazz)
  19. The Belgariad and The Mallorean Series – David Eddings
  20. Church History in Plain Language – Bruce Shelley
  21. What is the What – Dave Eggers (You gotta read this one)
  22. Watchmen – Alan Moore
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